August Duty Roster 2017

  Westside church of Christ Duty Roster for Aug. 2017  
       
    Sunday       AM        PM Wednesday
 08/06/2017     08/09/2017
Announcements Joe Blount Jeremy Housdan  
Song Leader Joshua Sullivan Tom Steinkirchner John Westbrook
Open Prayer Darrell Phipps Dennis Miller  
Closing Prayer Jacob Keese Ron Eggert Harold Strother
Scripture Reading Joshua Keese Bret Mears  
Lord’s Supper Sherman McCoy Rex Robinson Invitation
  Louis Wilson   Rex Robinson
Usher: Kyle Boyd Jake Tesar    
A/V: Joe Blount Mark Westbrook    
08/13/2017     08/16/2017
Announcements Mike O’Neal John Westbrook  
Song Leader David Boyd Jeremy Housdan Mark Westbrook
Open Prayer Dennis Westbrook Joshua Sullivan  
Closing Prayer Harold Strother Rex Robinson Gary Everitt
Scripture Reading Michael Brooks Michael Armstrong  
Lord’s Supper Joe Blount Kyle Boyd Invitation
  Darrell Phipps   Michael Brooks
Usher: Gary Everitt Ty Smith    
A/V: Jacob Keese Scott Goodnite    
 

08/20/2017

    08/23/2017
Announcements Tom Steinkirchner David Boyd  
Song Leader Jeremy Housdan Ron Eggert Rex Robinson
Open Prayer Joe Blount Sherman McCoy  
Closing Prayer John Westbrook Jacob Keese Michael Armstrong
Scripture Reading Herb Nulph Jake Tesar  
Lord’s Supper Bret Mears Joshua Sullivan Invitation
  Dennis Westbrook   Jacob Keese
Usher: Scott Goodnite Michael Armstrong    
A/V: Kyle Boyd Dennis Miller    
08/27/2017     08/30/2017
Announcements Kyle Boyd Joshua Keese  
Song Leader Tom Steinkirchner Joshua Keese Ron Eggert
Open Prayer Mark Westbrook Scott Goodnite  
Closing Prayer Bret Mears Michael Brooks Sherman McCoy
Scripture Reading Ty Smith Dennis Miller  
Lord’s Supper Michael Armstrong Dennis Westbrook Invitation
  David Boyd   Gary Everitt
Usher: Ron Eggert Harold Strother    
A/V: Joshua Sullivan Gary Everitt    

July Duty Roster 2017

 

  Westside church of Christ Duty Roster for July 2017
       
    Sunday      AM       PM Wednesday
07/02/2017     07/05/2017
Announcements Kyle Boyd Dennis Westbrook  
Song Leader David Boyd Joshua Sullivan John Westbrook
Open Prayer Michael Brooks Michael Armstrong  
Closing Prayer Harold Strother Rex Robinson Sherman McCoy
Scripture Reading Darrell Phipps Jake Tesar  
Lord’s Supper Gary Everitt Bret Mears Invitation
  Joshua Keese   Mark Westbrook
Usher: Jeremy Housdan Dennis Miller    
A/V: Joe Blount Jacob Keese    
07/09/2017     07/12/2017
Announcements Dennis Westbrook Tom Steinkirchner  
Song Leader Jeremy Housdan Kyle Boyd Ron Eggert
Open Prayer Dennis Miller John Westbrook  
Closing Prayer Joshua Keese Harold Strother         Bret Mears
Scripture Reading Ty Smith Joe Blount  
Lord’s Supper Michael Brooks Sherman McCoy Invitation
  Scott Goodnite   Tom Steinkirchner
Usher: Mark Westbrook Jake Tesar    
A/V: Jacob Keese Louis Wilson    
07/16/2017     07/19/2017
Announcements Ron Eggert Scott Goodnite  
Song Leader Tom Steinkirchner John Westbrook Rex Robinson
Open Prayer Jacob Keese Sherman McCoy  
Closing Prayer Bret Mears Michael Armstrong Scott Goodnite
Scripture Reading Dennis Miller Joshua Keese  
Lord’s Supper Joshua Sullivan David Boyd Invitation
  Jeremy Housdan   Joshua Sullivan
Usher: Dennis Westbrook Gary Everitt    
A/V: Kyle Boyd Ty Smith    
07/23/2017     07/26/2017
Announcements David Boyd Michael Armstrong  
Song Leader Kyle Boyd Mark Westbrook Jeremy Housdan
Open Prayer Bret Mears Rex Robinson  
Closing Prayer Dennis Miller Gary Everitt Jacob Keese
Scripture Reading Jake Tesar Scott Goodnite  
Lord’s Supper Darrell Phipps Harold Strother Invitation
  Michael Brooks   Ron Eggert
Usher: Tom Steinkirchner Joe Blount    
A/V: Joshua Sullivan Herb Nulph    
07/30/2017     08/02/2017
Announcements Joshua Sullivan Ron Eggert  
Song Leader Dennis Westbrook Ron Eggert Mark Westbrook
Open Prayer Kyle Boyd Gary Everitt  
Closing Prayer Michael Brooks Joe Blount Rex Robinson
Scripture Reading Louis Wilson Jacob Keese  
Lord’s Supper Harold Strother Joshua Keese Invitation
  Sherman McCoy   Joe Blount
Usher: David Boyd John Westbrook    
A/V: Jeremy Housdan Michael Armstrong    

June Duty Roster 2017

 

  Westside church of Christ Duty Roster for June 2017  
       
   Sunday         AM           PM Wednesday
06/04/2017     06/07/2017
Announcements Joshua Sullivan Michael Armstrong  
Song Leader David Boyd Mark Westbrook FVBS
Open Prayer Dennis Westbrook Ron Eggert  
Closing Prayer Jacob Keese Joshua Keese FVBS
Scripture Reading Ty Smith Michael Brooks  
Lord’s Supper Louis Wilson Rex Robinson Invitation
  Bret Mears   FVBS
Usher:  Sherman McCoy Dennis Miller    
A/V:  Kyle Boyd Jake Tesar    
06/11/2017     06/14/2017
Announcements Joe Blount Tom Steinkirchner  
Song Leader Kyle Boyd Joshua Sullivan Jeremy Housdan
Open Prayer David Boyd Rex Robinson  
Closing Prayer Harold Strother Jeremy Housdan Dennis Miller
Scripture Reading Darrell Phipps Scott Goodnite  
Lord’s Supper Ron Eggert Sherman McCoy Invitation
  Dennis Westbrook   Michael Brooks
Usher:  Scott Goodnite Gary Everitt    
A/V:  Jacob Keese Joshua Keese    
06/18/2017     06/21/2017
Announcements Mike O’Neal Scott Goodnite  
Song Leader Dennis Westbrook Ron Eggert Mark Westbrook
Open Prayer Sherman McCoy Bret Mears  
Closing Prayer Joshua Keese Dennis Miller Harold Strother
Scripture Reading Tom Steinkirchner Jake Tesar  
Lord’s Supper Mark Westbrook Joe Blount Invitation
  Michael Brooks   Jacob Keese
Usher: Gary Everitt Harold Strother    
A/V:  Joshua Sullivan Louis Wilson    
06/25/2017     06/28/2017
Announcements Tom Steinkirchner Jeremy Housdan  
Song Leader Joshua Sullivan Jeremy Housdan Rex Robinson
Open Prayer Michael Armstrong Dennis Miller  
Closing Prayer Michael Brooks Scott Goodnite Michael Armstrong
Scripture Reading Jake Tesar Jacob Keese  
Lord’s Supper Joe Blount Bret Mears Invitation
  David Boyd   Gary Everitt
Usher: Rex Robinson Darrell Phipps    
A/V:  Kyle Boyd Ty Smith    

 

May Duty Roster 2017

  Westside church of Christ Duty Roster for May 2017  
       
      Sunday      AM     PM Wednesday
  05/07/2017     05/10/2017
Announcements Mike O’Neal Mark Westbrook  
Song Leader Dennis Westbrook Jeremy Housdan Tom Steinkirchner
Open Prayer Bret Mears Michael Armstrong  
Closing Prayer Dennis Miller Gary Everitt Scott Goodnite
Scripture Reading David Boyd Kyle Boyd  
Lord’s Supper Harold Strother Joshua Keese Invitation
  Joe Blount   Joshua Sullivan
Usher Tom Steinkirchner Jeremy Housdan    
A/V Jacob Keese Joshua Sullivan    
05/14/2017     05/17/2017
Announcements David Boyd David Boyd  
Song Leader Kyle Boyd Mark Westbrook Rex Robinson
Open Prayer Dennis Miller Gary Everitt  
Closing Prayer Darrell Phipps Joe Blount Sherman McCoy
Scripture Reading Ty Smith Scott Goodnite  
Lord’s Supper Dennis Westbrook Tom Steinkirchner Invitation
  Louis Wilson   Ron Eggert
Usher Jeremy Housdan Herb Nulph    
A/V Joshua Sullivan Jake Tesar    
05/21/2017     05/24/2017
Announcements Ron Eggert Joshua Sullivan  
Song Leader Tom Steinkirchner David Boyd Mark Westbrook
Open Prayer Joe Blount Bret Mears  
Closing Prayer Michael Armstrong Mark Westbrook Gary Everitt
Scripture Reading Michael Brooks Jacob Keese  
Lord’s Supper Scott Goodnite Harold Strother Invitation
  Rex Robinson   Rex Robinson
Usher Kyle Boyd Sherman McCoy    
A/V Jeremy Housdan Darrell Phipps    
05/28/2017     05/31/2017
Announcements Dennis Westbrook Jacob Keese  
Song Leader Jeremy Housdan Jacob Keese Ron Eggert
Open Prayer Michael Armstrong Joshua Keese  
Closing Prayer Scott Goodnite Michael Brooks Rex Robinson
Scripture Reading Jake Tesar Sherman McCoy  
Lord’s Supper Michael Brooks Bret Mears Invitation
  Ty Smith   Sherman McCoy
Usher Ron Eggert Harold Strother    
A/V Joe Blount Jacob Keese    

A Challenge to Choose

Dan S. Shipley

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Armorites, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Josh. 24:15).

Those who claim to be Christians need confronting with this choice encouraged by Joshua in the long ago. Not, of course, that allegiance to these same false gods is the problem, but there are other kinds of “masters” that are equally effective in stealing the affections of God’s people. In fact, these modern masters may be even more dangerous because men serve them while thinking themselves to be serving the true God. Does it seem strange that professed believers should be challenged to make a choice about serving God? It shouldn’t. When have the ranks of God’s followers NOT been infected with a Laodicean-like lethargy? (except, perhaps, in the earliest days of the church) — and, when more than NOW? Those who say and do not, the lukewarm, the vacillating, the unfaithful and undependable who call themselves Christians need to be challenged to MAKE UP THEIR MINDS ABOUT SERVING THE LORD!
Continue reading “A Challenge to Choose”

March Duty Roster 2017

  Westside church of Christ Duty Roster for March 2017  
       
   Sunday         AM       PM Wednesday
03/05/2017     03/08/2017
Announcements Mike O’Neal Ron Eggert  
Song Leader David Boyd Jeremy Housdan Mark Westbrook
Open Prayer Jacob Keese Gary Everitt  
Closing Prayer Harold Strother Joshua Sullivan Scott Goodnite
Scripture Reading Ty Smith Dennis Miller  
Lord’s Supper Michael Brooks Joshua Keese Invitation
  Joe Blount   Ron Eggert
Usher: Tom Steinkirchner Bret Mears        
A/V: Joshua Sullivan Mark Westbrook    
03/12/2017     03/15/2017
Announcements David Boyd Mark Westbrook  
Song Leader Kyle Boyd Joshua Sullivan Jeremy Housdan
Open Prayer Rex Robinson Michael Armstrong  
Closing Prayer Darrell Phipps Joshua Keese Sherman McCoy
Scripture Reading Gary Everitt Scott Goodnite  
Lord’s Supper Louis Wilson Harold Strother Invitation
  Dennis Miller   Rex Robinson
Usher: Jeremy Housdan Jake Tesar    
A/V: Joe Blount Herb Nulph    
03/19/2017     03/22/2017
Announcements Tom Steinkirchner Michael Armstrong  
Song Leader Jeremy Housdan Mark Westbrook Ron Eggert
Open Prayer Gary Everitt Dennis Miller  
Closing Prayer Sherman McCoy Jacob Keese Michael Brooks
Scripture Reading Rex Robinson Joe Blount  
Lord’s Supper Herb Nulph Bret Mears Invitation
  Joshua Keese   Sherman McCoy
Usher: Scott Goodnite Michael Brooks    
A/V: Kyle Boyd Ty Smith    
03/26/2017     03/29/2017
Announcements Ron Eggert Tom Steinkirchner  
Song Leader Joshua Sullivan Tom Steinkirchner Rex Robinson
Open Prayer Scott Goodnite Joe Blount  
Closing Prayer Bret Mears Dennis Miller Harold Strother
Scripture Reading Jake Tesar Jacob Keese  
Lord’s Supper Sherman McCoy David Boyd Invitation
  Darrell Phipps   Kyle Boyd
Usher: Kyle Boyd Louis Wilson    
A/V: Jacob Keese Michael Armstrong    

Some Context for this Election (Cornerstone 11/06/2016)

Some Context For This Election

Thomas Keese

It may be true of every election, but it seems the case in this election it is unlike any other in our nation’s past. I know I am not alone in feeling gravely concerned for our nation’s future. There are so many things at stake as we approach November 8. No matter who is elected, we as Christians will continue to be confronted with major issues. 1st of all there is rampant immorality, fornication, adultery, lasciviousness and lovers of themselves, lovers of money, abortion, homosexuality, etc.… Which I doubt either candidate will deal with. This societies downward spiral started years ago and will likely continue for years to come. If God wanted to judge this nation based on its current moral state how can anyone argue it would not be deserved? No matter who is elected for most of us life will continue to go on without drastic changes. My goal for this article is to provide words of comfort and some context for this election cycle. Continue reading “Some Context for this Election (Cornerstone 11/06/2016)”

Seeing Through the Fire (Cornerstone 10/02/2016)

Seeing Through the Fire

Thomas Keese

Although it was more than 30 years ago, I still remember distinctly our Driver’s Ed teacher’s instructions about how to conquer our fear (among inexperienced drivers) of a bridge near Comfort, TX. Although there are few of them around anymore, this bridge was half a mile long and had two very narrow lanes framed by steel girders. His advice to us was to focus on the caution light on the other side of the bridge. It made no sense to us at the time, but when I actually took his advice, it worked. The principle, looking past our current circumstances to what the future holds also works.

Now I want to deal with my present circumstances. I have been dealing with excruciating pain a result of having MS for the last 28 years and the resulting immobility. In the midst of that pain there have been very few things that will bring me comfort for my mind to dwell on. When you find yourself in the midst of this type of adversity, my advice to you is to focus on the other side of the bridge, look through the fire. One of the things I consider is to look forward to the period of time after the pain medication has taken effect. I will recite to myself Paul’s words from Romans 8:18, “the sufferings of this present world are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Continue reading “Seeing Through the Fire (Cornerstone 10/02/2016)”

When the Shut-in Gets Out

“let us consider one another order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:25

 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. -Psalm 122:1

 Such a simple concept, assembling together to worship. Yet, this simple concept is so integral to our success. Last Sunday was the first Sunday I was able to attend worship services in the past year.(7/5/15)  I will not even attempt to describe how much I am encouraged and my family is encouraged when I can attend. Being successful and remaining faithful to our Christian faith is so difficult to do alone. As individuals, we need support and encouragement that only comes from worshipping with others. Continue reading “When the Shut-in Gets Out”

Modest Apparel

 

Connie W. Adams

“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works” (1 Tim. 2:9 10).

I know of no more timely subject for an article or a sermon than this one. So many members of the church have imbibed the spirit of the world around them that very little difference is to be observed between those who profess to serve Christ and those who admittedly serve Satan. For that reason, the passage cited above needs periodic attention.

God’s Standard Not Provincial or Seasonal Add Media

While fashions may vary from country to country, God’s standard requiring decency, modesty and shamefastness is universal. Whatever is ostentatious or contributes to the lust of the eye is just as wrong in Florida or California as it is in Ohio. The fact that “Everyone is doing it” or “nobody thinks anything about it” does not change divine of law. Whatever is modest and demonstrates shamefastness is just as necessary in the summer as in winter.

 

The Context of Our Passage

In the context, what is said about modesty, shamefastness and sobriety is put in contrast to gaudy display which attracts undue attention to style or wealth. The particular demonstration of it was in the elaborate hairdos of some of the women then as they made a show of their expensive ornaments. There are yet sisters who are vain enough that they want to dress so as to be the envy of those who have less of this world’s goods. Such is immodest in the light of this passage.

Immodest apparel involves unseemliness of dress arising from a lack of self-respect and good judgment and betrays a weakness in the character. The same vanity that would prompt one woman to make a dazzling display of her wealth might also prompt another to attract attention to her body by publicly exposing it.

Three Words

  1. MODEST – (KOSMIOS) – “Orderly, well-arranged, decent, modest, is used in I Tim. 2:9 of the apparel with which Christian women are to adorn themselves; in I Tim. 3:2, of one of the qualifications essential for a bishop or overseer” (Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, Vol. 3, p. 79). The term, then, concerns the inner orderliness and decency reflected in her dress and conduct.
  2. SHAMEFASTNESS (shamefacedness, KJV) – (AIDOS) – “A sense of shame, modesty, is used regarding the demeanor of women in the church, I Tim. 2:9” (Ibid, Vol. 4, p. 17). “Shamefastness is that modesty which is ‘fast’ or rooted in the character.” (Davies; Bible English, p. 12, Quoted in Vine’s.) This is the word rendered “reverence” in Heb. 12:28. There it refers to suitable awe and respect toward God. In our passage it refers to a woman’s own self-respect related to her reverence for God. Many of the fashions today tend to make people look grotesque and reflect a woeful want or self-respect. It seems that some vie to see who can look the most absurd, and the farthest from sanity or reason. Some are embarrassed over nothing. The ability to blush is a vanishing virtue with many.
  3. SOBRIETY – (SOPHROSUNE) “Soberness, sound judgment” (Vine, Vol. 4, p. 44-45) “That habitual inner self-government, with its constant reins on all the passions and desires, which would hinder the temptation to these from arising” (Trench). “Soundness of mind, self-control, sobriety” (Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon, p. 613). Berry’s Interlinear translates the word with “discreetness.”

The true adornment of a woman professing godliness is her good works. The adornment of her body will be a reflection of the qualities of shamefastness and sobriety. The key word in this whole study is shamefastness. A woman who has this quality should have no difficulty determining what to wear to conform to decency. When once the sense of shame or modesty is gone, then one’s dress will not be that which “becometh women professing godliness.”

Problems and Prevalence of Immodesty

Jesus taught that a man can lust just by looking on a woman. (Mt. 5:28). Any man who does so will have to answer to God for his thoughts and deeds. But a woman who is dressed so as to naturally attract the lustful gaze must bear responsibility for her action as well. If a woman does not dress like a lady, she should not act surprised when someone treats her as something other than one. The brief attire worn by some women in public places, whether working in the yard, going to the shopping center, to a picnic, or to the beach attracts the notice of the male of the species. I believe that women know this. When a woman knows this, and yet parades her body before the gazing eyes of the public, then she has lost that inner feeling of modesty, decorum, and self-respect. When she becomes daring in her apparel, she violates this passage. She thus betrays a weakness in her character. If this is not true, then what do these words mean in I Tim. 2:9-10?

There are women who attend worship periods immodestly dressed. We have all seen the “clothes horse” who obviously delights in an extravagant display of finery. Such a one is immodest and needs to regain a sense of propriety. Then, there are those who attend with dresses too short on both ends. It is not my purpose to try and establish exactly what length a dress must be. But there are members who are all ‘too willing to be dominated by the latest fashion regardless of the question of modesty. The mini-skirt has made it so that a woman with any sense of shamefastness finds it difficult to sit as a lady should. In fact, I have seen women and girls attend services with dresses so short that it was difficult for them to stand modestly to say nothing of sitting with decency. It is true that the fashion people have made it difficult to find dresses that are not too short, but whatever happened to those old fashioned women who knew how to buy some material and operate a sewing machine?

Then we have members of the church who take off to the beaches in the summer to mix and mingle among the bikinis and other brief attire. If this is the place for godly people who have a sense of modesty and inner respect, then I have not comprehended much that I have read in the Bible. There is nothing wrong with sunshine, sand or water, but there is something wrong with those who will not seek to enjoy them away from the public gaze. “Oh, but nobody notices you.” Really? Then why do you want to be sure you have the latest attire? Is it really true that nobody at the beach ogles the girls and women? Stop kidding yourselves and others. You know better! My brethren (and sisters), when these conditions prevail, then something more than bare flesh is revealed – there is a loss of spirituality demonstrated which is crippling the progress of truth and right in our time. Truly modest women are precious items in a world gone mad with lust. Immodest women neither respect themselves nor are they truly respected by others.

TRUTH MAGAZINE XIII: 11, pp. 2-3
August 1969